Moscow, Reuters. Russia has said it would be a mistake to cross its redline if the US supplies Ukraine with long-range missiles. America will be considered involved in the war, threatening to increase the scope of the confrontation. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said that Russia has the right to defend its territory, which it will fulfill with full vigor.
Ukraine seeking long-range missiles
The US is currently supplying Ukraine with rocket systems with a range of 80 km. In comparison, Ukraine is demanding long-range missiles from it. Large-sized rockets with a range of 300 km can also be fired from this rocket system, a variant of the missile itself.
America can give a deadly weapon to Ukraine.
Given the pace of advance of the Ukrainian military, there have been indications that the US may provide long-range weapons to Ukraine. A White House spokesperson also indicated this effect on Wednesday. The spokesman talked about considering sending a new consignment of weapons to Ukraine but did not say which weapons are being considered. The information about the guns sent so far was made public.
Eight thousand square kilometer area evacuated
On the other hand, the Ukrainian army is carrying out major attacks on the Russian military, so Russia has to retreat by thousands of square kilometers. Many cities, towns, and villages conquered in Ukraine have come out of the hands of Russia. Russian soldiers have had to flee with weapons from many areas of Ukraine. At the same time, US President Joe Biden has expressed the possibility of this war being prolonged. President Volodymyr Zelensky has claimed that the Ukrainian army has liberated eight thousand square kilometers of territory from the Russian military.